Office of Career Services

Internships: Non-Profit

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (Houston)

Position: Communications Intern
Mission: Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) works towards ending violence in families by providing client advocacy, pro bono legal representation, battering intervention and prevention counseling and community outreach in the greater Houston area.

AIDS Foundation (Houston)

Position: Assistant Coordinator Intern
Mission: AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1982 as Texas’ first organization dedicated to HIV prevention education and services. Our mission is to create positive social impact through the innovative management of HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.

Alley Theatre (Houston)

Position: Production Management Intern
Mission: We exist to bring artists and audiences together to experience the powerful stories that deepen our understanding of ourselves, one another and the world we share.

Alzheimer’s Association (Houston)

Position: Development Intern
Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provided and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Austin Children’s Museum (Austin)

Positions: Graphic Design Intern, Development/Grant Writing Intern, Museum Education/Gallery Programs Intern, Museum Education/Guided Tour Program Intern, Event Planning Intern
Mission: The Austin Children’s Museum is a non-profit agency dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to experience the joy of learning through the power of constructive play.

BEAR… Be A Resource for CPS Kids (Houston)

Position: Community Relations Intern
Mission: BEAR… Be A Resource for CPS Kids offers help and hope for abused and neglected children and the caseworkers who protect them.

Bo’s Place (Houston)

Position: Development Intern
Mission: Bo’s Place exists to enhance the lives of those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Boys and Girls Country (Hockley)

Position: Application Development Intern
Mission: The mission of Boys and Girls Country is to change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving them in a family environment, raising them to become self-sustaining, contributing adults.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (Houston)

Position: Museum Administrative Assistant Level II Intern
Mission: To preserve, promote and perpetuate the history, tradition, and outstanding contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers toward the development and defense of the United States of America.

BuzzFree PROMises (Dallas)

Position: Event Planning Intern
Mission: It’s all about making responsible choices - on prom night or any other night for that matter. And it’s about acknowledging the right choice because smart decisions aren’t always the easiest, or even the most obvious.

CDS International, Inc. (now Cultural Vistas) (New York, NY)

Position: Numerous Positions
Mission: CDS International, Inc. is committed to the advancement of international career training opportunities customized to provide individuals with in-depth practical knowledge of other nations’ business practices, cultures, and political traditions. These experiences help strengthen global cooperation and understanding amongst individuals, businesses, organizations and communities.

Children at Heart Ministries (Round Rock)

Position: Communications Intern
Mission: Children At Heart Ministries is a family of Christian ministries that exists to honor God and build a better world by serving children and strengthening families through four not-for-profit programs.

Citizens for Animal Protection (Houston)

Position: Animal Technician Intern
Mission: Citizens for Animal Protection is a non-profit organization, founded in 1972, which shelters, rescues and finds homes for homeless animals.

City of Pasadena- Parks and Recreation Department (Pasadena)

Position: Recreation Intern

Communities in Houston (Houston)

Position: Non-profit Administration Intern
Mission: The mission of Communities in Schools Houston, Inc. is to provide and to coordinate student assistance service at the school campus in order to best meet the physical and emotional needs of at-risk students and to empower these students to remain in school.

Family Services of Greater Houston (Houston)

Position: Information Services Website Intern
Mission: Family Services of Greater Houston’s (Family Services) mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through the provision of preventive, supportive and therapeutic services.

Fine Arts Chamber Players (Dallas)

Position: Assistant Director Intern
Mission: The mission of the Fine Arts Chamber Players has been to enrich and enhance the quality of life for Dallas-area residents, especially families and children, through free concerts of classical music and educational performances, including the Bancroft Family Concerts, the Basically Beethoven Festival and Dream Collectors.

GENaustin (Austin)

Position: Community Relations Intern
Mission: GEN’s mission is to foster healthy self-esteem in girls by engaging them to explore and define their personal values and to build skills that empower them with confidence and courage to make wise choices.

Goodwill Industries of Houston (Houston)

Position: Employment Specialist Intern
Mission: Goodwill’s mission is Changing Lives Through the Power of Work.

Harmony House, Inc. (Houston)

Position: Housing Rehabilitation Facilitator Intern
Mission: Harmony House is no longer for just homeless men alone, but a facility large enough to house both homeless men and women recovering from an acute physical injury, tuberculosis, or other serious medical illness.

Helping Hand Home for Children, Inc. (Austin)

Position: Camp Discovery Intern
Mission: Our mission is to maintain a therapeutic home for children and to restore each child to a healthy family setting. Our goal is for the children to take responsibility for their own actions, leave with a sense of worth, improve their academic skills and gain an increased sense of trust.

Herman Park Conservancy (Houston)

Position: Tree Intern
Mission: Hermann Park is a 445-acre centralized regional park in Houston, Texas.

Holocaust Museum Houston (Houston)

Position: Public Relations and Marketing Intern
Mission: Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Hope Village (Houston)

Position: Vocation and Education Intern
Mission: It is the mission of The Hope Foundation for Retarded Children to provide superior yet affordable residential and support services to children and adults.

House of Tiny Treasures (Houston)

Position: Classroom Event Coordinator Intern
Mission: In 1992, SEARCH opened the House of Tiny Treasures (HTT), Houston’s first licensed early childhood development center exclusively serving homeless children ages 6 weeks to 6 years and their families. It was created in response to this critical need by parents attending employment and education classes. The program is open to any parent who is homeless and working or participating in a job or educational program.

Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy (Houston)

Position: Special Projects Intern
Mission: From classical to contemporary, haunting to hilarious, Houston Ballet’s 2006-2007 season offers dance for everybody.

Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston)

Position: Xplorations Resource Intern
Mission: The mission of the Houston Museum of Natural Science is to preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural sciences; to enhance in individuals the knowledge of and delight in natural science and related subjects; and to maintain and promote a museum of the first class.

Houston Zoo (Houston)

Position: Zookeeper Intern - Carnivores
Mission: The Houston Zoo’s mission is to provide a fun, unique and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge and care for the natural world.

Jewish Family Service (Houston)

Position: Development, Marketing, and Special Events Intern
Mission: The mission of the Jewish Family Service is to strengthen Jewish individuals and family life through counseling, education, and social services.

Lance Armstrong Foundation (Austin)

Positions: Fundraising Intern; Finance/Accounting Intern;, Marketing/Public Relations, Community Programming, Administrative Intern; Merchandise/Donor Relations Intern; Graphic Design Intern
Mission: The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the LAF inspires and empowers people with cancer.

Latinitas Magazine (Austin)

Position: Club Latinitas Program Leaders
Mission: To empower Latina youth through media and technology.

LifeSteps (Georgetown)

Position: Family Services Intern
Mission: LifeSteps’ mission is to eliminate substance abuse in Williamson County through prevention, intervention, counseling, education and family services.

Lifeworks (Austin)

Position: Friendship Group Helper/ Alternative Activities and Special Events Helper/ Community Presentations Intern Mission: Lifeworks provides services for youth and families including housing and homeless services, free & affordable counseling services, youth development training and opportunities that prepare youth to become healthy, successful adults.

Lower Colorado River Authority (Cedar Creek)

Position: Outdoor Recreation and Science Intern
Mission: The mission of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is to provide reliable, low-cost utility and public services in partnership with our customers and communities and to use our leadership and environmental authority to ensure the protection and constructive use of the area’s natural resources.

Montrose Counseling Center, Inc. (Houston)

Position: Information Technology/Web Design Intern
Mission: Provide quality and affordable outpatient mental health, chemical dependency, case management services, and education and primarily for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people, people living with HIV disease, and their significant others.

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas (Austin)

Positions: Campaigns and Elections Intern, Campus Organizing Intern, Legislative Intern
Mission: NARAL Pro-Choice Texas is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and the political arm of the pro-choice movement in Texas. Our mission is to recruit, develop, and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to promote public health policies that guarantee every woman access to the full range of reproductive healthcare. This includes responsible sexuality education, short and long term contraceptive methods, adequate pre-and post-natal care, and legal abortion.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter (Houston)

Position: Corporate Development Intern
Mission: End the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis.

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (Austin)

Position: Crisis Prevention Intern
Mission: The Helpline and offer real-time one-on-one support from trained advocates. The Texas Council on Family Violence operates the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline and the National Domestic Violence Hotline from their call center in Austin, Texas.

People for the American Way (Austin)

Positions: Communications Intern; Public Policy Intern; Development Intern and Legislative Intern
Mission: People For the American Way is a national organization with over 900,000 members and supporters that defends constitutional and civil rights and promotes the democratic values of citizen participation, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and respect for diversity. The Texas and Southwest Region Office is currently seeking applicants for legislative advocacy and research internships during the next session of the Texas Legislature.

Reach Out and Read - Texas (Houston)

Position: Program Assistant Intern
Mission: The mission of Reach Out and Read- Texas is to improve literacy skills in children by making early literacy a standard part of children’s health care. Reach Out and Read is a unique collaboration between the fields of medicine and education.

Ronald McDonald House of Houston (Houston)

Position: Public Affairs/Marketing Intern
Mission: The mission of Ronald McDonald House of Houston offers a home away from home for families with children being treated at a Texas Medical Center institution for cancer of other serious illness. We also support cancer research and medical treatment at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

Salvation Army (Houston)

Position: Public Affairs/ Marketing Intern
Mission: The Salvation Army helps people to aspire and to achieve significant milestones in their personal development.

Sickle Cell Association of the Texas Gulf Coast (Houston)

Position: Special Events Intern
Mission: The Sickle Cell Association of the Texas Gulf Coast is recognized as a premier organization that is a leader in both helping to find a cure for sickle cell related disorders and creating an informed and compassionate community in which all persons live unhampered by the disease.
Website: No longer active

SIMS Foundation (Austin)

Position: Development/Public Relations Intern
Mission: The purpose of the SIMS Foundation is to provide access to health and mental, emotional, and addictive health services for Austin-area musicians and their families.

Sisters Network, Inc. (Houston)

Position: Program Development Intern
Mission: Sisters Network(R) Inc is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American Community.

StoryLine Curriculum (Dallas)

Position: Development Intern
Mission: Community Partners of Dallas is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring safety and restoring dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.

Student Conservation Association (Charlestown, NH)

Positions: Botany Intern; Wildlife Management Intern (TN); Assistant Volunteer Coordinator (DC); Visitor Services Intern (TX)
Mission: To build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

Sustainable Food Center (Austin)

Position: Public Relations and Marketing Intern; Volunteer Intern
Mission: The Sustainable Food Center is an Austin based non-profit organization, which implements the downtown Austin Farmers’ Market Saturdays and a mid-week market at Plaza Saltillo. Our mission is to create a food secure community by improving access to local, healthy and affordable food for children and adults in Central Texas. Our mission for the Austin Farmers’ Market is: To provide Austin and the surrounding Central Texas region with locally-grown foods and farm products in a direct farm-to-consumer marketing venue that will serve diverse populations, preserve and promote regional agriculture and improve our quality of life.
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Ten Thousand Villages Houston (Houston)

Position: Marketing Intern
Mission: Ten Thousand Villages Houston is a non-profit (501c3) organization which operates a fair trade store in Rice Village. Its mission is to provide a vital, fair income to artisans in the Third World by selling their hand crafted items and telling their stories.

Texas Association of Community Development Corporations (Austin)

Position: Foundation Communities Intern; People Fund Intern, TACDC Intern Mission: TACDC’s mission is to improve the lives of low and moderate income Texans by strengthening the capacity of community development organizations as well as generating resources and relationships that enhance and sustain the community development industry in Texas.

Texas Association of Community Development Corporations (Houston)

Position: Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Intern; Neighborhood Recovery CDC Intern
Mission: TACDC’s mission is to improve the lives of low and moderate income Texans by strengthening the capacity of community development organizations as well as generating resources and relationships that enhance and sustain the community development industry in Texas.

Texas Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, Inc. (Austin)

Position: Office Administrator and Political Director Intern
Mission: The Texas Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates is the statewide advocacy office for Planned Parenthood in Texas. Our mission is to promote and secure public policies that protect and expand access to medical care and information people need to plan their families and their futures.
Website: No longer active

Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation (Austin)

Position: Communications Intern
Mission: The Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1984, administers funds to create community capacity to provide civil legal services for low-income Texans, also known as Legal Aid. The organization is committed to the vision that all Texans will have equal access to justice, regardless of their income.

The Arc of Greater Houston (Houston)

Position: Assistant Activity Director Intern
Mission: The Arc is a non-profit organization formed nationally in 1950 to advocate for the inclusion of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in all aspects of society and is established at the national, state, and local levels.

The Center for Houston’s Future (Houston)

Position: Planning and Development Intern
Mission: Three goals provide a framework for accomplishing our mission: -To deepen the bench and widen the circle of Business-Civic leadership; To become a premier strategic planning group for the region; To inform and engage citizens in the creation of Houston’s future

The Council for Environmental Education (Houston)

Position: Special Event Intern
Mission: The Council for Environmental Education’s mission is to provide environmental education programs and services that promote stewardship of the environment and further the capacity of learners to make informed decisions.

The Ensemble Theatre (Houston)

Position: Funds Development Intern
Mission: The Ensemble Theatre’s mission is to preserve African-American artistic expression while enlightening, enriching and entertaining our diverse community.

The Health Museum (Houston)

Position: Youth Volunteer Coordinator

The Methodist Hospital (Houston)

Position: Project Specialist Internship (Summer-Paid)
Mission: The mission of The Methodist Hospital is to provide high quality, cost-effective health care that delivers the best value to the people we serve in a spiritual environment of caring in association with internationally recognized teaching and research.

The River Performing and Visual Arts Center (Houston)

Position: Marketing Intern; Special Events Intern
Mission: No child should be denied the opportunity to participate in the richness of an arts education.

The Salvation Army (Austin)

Position: Development Intern; Social Services Case Intern; Disaster Recovery Case Intern; Kids Camp Intern Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Theatre Under the Stars (Houston)

Position: Marketing Intern
Mission: Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is a 39 -year-old non-profit 501(c) 3 company specializing in the art of the American Musical Theatre.

United Way of Round Rock (Round Rock)

Position: Public Relations Intern
Mission: The mission of United Way of Williamson County is to mobilize the caring power of our community to improve life for everyone in Williamson County.

United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast (Houston)

Position: Community Investment and Fund Development Intern

Volunteer Center of North Texas (Dallas)

Position: Event Coordination Intern
Mission: Hands on North Texas, a program of the Volunteer Center of North Texas, helps individuals, families, corporate and community groups find creative and flexible volunteer opportunities at nonprofit agencies in Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties. Hands on North Texas is the North Texas affiliate of the Hands On Network, a national civic movement that brings people together to tackle community problems through volunteer service, encouraging them to “be the change” in their communities.

Volunteer Houston (Houston)

Position: Event Coordination Intern
Mission: Volunteer Houston, established in 1974, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, promotion and support of volunteerism.